Ferriday, Louisiana

When Mrs. Ann Wilson was a girl she knew she could do anything if she set her mind to it. She wasn’t going to let a boy tie her down, as happened to several of her girlfriends. Ann volunteered for everything and she got a job after school, a helper at the drug store. In those days, some shops hired and only boys, and some only girls. If you were a woman, you could be a nurse but not a doctor. Ann wanted to be a pharmacist, but only men were pharmacists, and Ann’s parents couldn’t afford to send her to pharmacy school.